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Cultivate Festival dishes out fare to Kansas City

Chipotle’s free all-day festival was held Saturday in Penn Valley Park, returning to Kansas City for its second year

The festival featured cooking demonstrations, live music, food exhibits, games and local food vendors

About 23,000 people attended the event in 2015

Business

Judge orders brother of Leawood payday loan mogul Scott Tucker to surrender

A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas has ordered Joel Tucker, a businessman from Kansas City, to surrender to U.S. marshals in Houston by July 29. Marvin Isgur, a bankruptcy judge in Houston, wrote in an order that Tucker had failed to produce records of payday loan debts he allegedly sold to debt collection firms. Collectors now believe the portfolios are fraudulent.

Business

Russell Stover makes way for more snacks

Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss chocolate maker that bought Kansas City-based Russell Stover in 2014, reported half-year financial results on Friday. It said it is changing Russell Stover’s product line and promotions strategy.

Business

Highwoods sells two of its remaining Kansas City properties

Highwoods Properties, former owner of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, has sold two of the four Plaza area office buildings that weren’t included in the retail center’s sale. Price Brothers Development Co. bought the office building at 801 W. 47th St. Stanton Road Capital LLC bought the building at 4600 Madison Ave.

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Clapton guitar auctioned for $45,000

A guitar owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 and the proceeds will be used to pay the medical bills of a well-known Texas musician whose wife recently died of leukemia.

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Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City

Veolia, a company that provides heating and cooling to many buildings in downtown Kansas City, will stop using coal and use solely natural gas to power its plant at First and Grand.
Diane Stafford dstafford@kcstar.com
Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City 1:03

Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City

Kansas names director of drones 2:37

Kansas names director of drones

Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention 2:08

Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention

Starship Tech delivery bot rolls through KC 1:48

Starship Tech delivery bot rolls through KC